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Israeli vessels open heavy fire at Palestinian fishermen

GAZA, Jan 28 (KUNA) - Israeli military boats opened heavy machinegun fire against Palestinian fishermen sailing off the coasts of Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Palestinian sources said.
No casualties were reported, while the fishermen were forced to sail back to the shores to aviod injury, they added.
The Israeli vessels are in constant attack of Palestinian fishing boats under the pretext that the boats cross the three-mile mark.
Israel claims that the Palestinian factions use the fishing boats to smuggle weapons and bombs and take them to Gaza.(end) mt.lb KUNA 281146 Jan 10NNNN